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To Be Taught, If Fortunate (Book)

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The Incomparable 525: Sorry, Ocean

It’s our annual read of the annual science fiction and fantasy shortlist, the Hugo Awards nominees! Our panelists catch up on the three books that weren’t covered in our Nebula Awards episode, and then Jason and Erika spend a little time on the short fiction nominees. And the raging debate on whether a planet is space or not continues!

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, Aleen Simms, Scott McNulty and Dan Moren


The Incomparable 501: The Kickstarter of Space Exploration

Climb aboard your spaceship and prepare your skin to be sparkly, because we’re discussing “To Be Taught, If Fortunate,” a novella from Becky Chambers, a writer we enjoy quite a lot. This is a story about science, adventure, sacrifice, and the difficulty of being away from home for a very, very long time. An interesting crew of characters explores strange, new worlds—while trying to fit in biologically. Sometimes it goes really well, and other times it doesn’t. Also: What are we reading?

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Aleen Simms, Erika Ensign and David J. Loehr